Terre Blair Hamlisch was the special guest at Wexford’s Sixth Annual Charity Gala and Auction on November 4, 2017. The theme of the Gala was “One Singular Sensation” which was the popular song from the show “Chorus Line” written by Terre Blair’s late husband and world renowned composer Marvin Hamlisch. Well-known local radio personality Monty Jett was the auctioneer. Together with young musical performers Eden and Haniel Mastriani-Levy and the Bluffton School of Dance, who performed “One Singular Sensation,” the evening was a spectacular fundraiser, raising over $100,000 for local charities. Since its inception in 2012 the Wexford Charitable Foundation has donated well over $500,000 to 26 well deserving local charities.
Pictured: Terri Blair Hamlisch with Bluffton School of Dance performers
As noted in our September Club Times, wildlife is very much a part of living in the Lowcountry. Over the last few months, we’ve witnessed an abundance of wildlife, from the depths of the waters to high in the skies.
While dolphins are typically the most commonly found mammal in our nearby waters, manatees have also been known to make an appearance, especially in the shallow waters near our docks. Earlier this summer, our Dockmaster, Warren Holland, captured rare footage of a manatee feeding off our docks. Check it out!
Other recent wildlife sightings have been red drum, alligators, deer, bald eagles and more!
If you’d like to learn more about our local wildlife, come on down to the Harbour Center. Warren can help you find and identify a number of different animals!
In recognition of #WaybackWednesday, we’re taking a look at how much our Front Gate has evolved since 1983.
When Wexford first opened its doors, the Security complex at the entrance/exit merely consisted of one building…and our Officers’ wore formal jackets and pith helmets.
A lot has changed since then!! Now our Officers enjoy light green collar shirts with black pants (and no helmet!). If you’ve come through our gates over the last couple months, you’ve likely seen or experienced construction at or near our Front Gate; we are pleased to report that our Front Gate Enhancement project is now complete! The scope of the project included enclosing our Guardhouse (so our officers are not exposed to the extreme heat, cold and bugs), adding a contractor pull-off lane and an enhanced member-only lane to expedite service at the Front Gate, adding a security parking lot and replacing broken curbing and asphalt along Wexford Drive. We hope you’ll take notice of the changes the next time you come through the gate!
Thanks to all for your patience as we completed our recent Front Gate Enhancement project.
Ever wonder where “Wexford” got its name? Or who’s responsible for creating the watery ribbon that is our inland harbour? Wexford is so rich in history from our lock system to our governance. In this issue, you’ll learn about the development and construction of our beautiful community, historical fun facts from every amenity and get a glimpse of the “old days” from some longtime property owners – plus there is a complete report on last month’s Hurricane Irma from Susan Fishel, GM/COO.
There are so many health benefits associated with practicing yoga – it increases your blood flow, improves your posture, builds muscle strength and so much more! So today, in honor of National Yoga Month, we’re bringing you a yoga pose from our resident yogi, Wendy Methvin. *Wendy offers yoga instruction every Wednesday morning at the Wexford Clubhouse from 8:45-9:45 pm.This is Side Plank I (Vasisthasana). It’s considered an arm balance pose. Arm balances shape and tone our shoulders and core. You don’t need to be a gymnast or have superhero strength to do arm balances, you just need patience. They teach us to cultivate focus and trust. They’re the perfect blend of strength and alignment. Alice: “This is impossible.” The Mad Hatter: “Only if you believe it is.” -Alice in Wonderland
Hurricane Irma impacted our area on Monday, September 11. Unlike with rain and wind storm that we experienced during Hurricane Matthew (which impacted our area in October 2016); Hurricane Irma was a storm surge event.
Despite the surge at high tide, Wexford saw no major damage to the Plantation’s infrastructure, waterfront homes or boats within the harbour. In fact, a locked harbour is one of the safest places you can have your boat during a storm event. We even welcomed our neighbor, the Mystique from Harbour Town Yacht Club.
We would like to recognize and thank our local emergency management officials for keeping us all informed and safe during the event, and a special shout out to the Town of Hilton Head Engineers who were onsite during the storm event working our pump station.
Have you seen this month’s Hilton Head Monthly? It’s their annual City Guide issue, featuring all things Lowcountry- from the hot spots and landmarks to communities! The reasons why locals call Hilton Head and Bluffton HOME.
This month’s issue includes a Lowcountry Living section, highlighting a number of planned communities throughout the area. There you’ll find Wexford Plantation!
Wildlife is very much a part of living in the Lowcountry; it is beautiful, natural and educational all in one. This month’s issue features commonly found wildlife in our area – including birds, deer, manatees and more!
Living on an island, it’s only appropriate to recognize National Beach Day (recognized annually on August 30).
National Beach Day was established in 2014 by Colleen Paige, one of America’s leading pet and family lifestyle experts. It was created to celebrate all things ‘BEACH’ – from family and friends to food, in addition to encouraging beach cleanup, and bringing awareness to the lives of sea birds and ocean mammals.
What’s the best way to celebrate?? Get out on the beach! Enjoy the sun in your face, sand between your toes and ocean air. And while you’re walking, be sure to pick up any trash in your path!
Why Hilton Head Island? The accolades speak for themselves…